Wayne Wesley Edwards, 79 years, of Ocean City, MD, passed away to God’s hands on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 with his wife at his side. Born January 11, 1944 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Edwin Lee and Elsie Laura Evans Edwards.
Following graduation from Aberdeen High School in 1962, he went to work for the General Motors Corporation. Wayne married Carol Anne Spence November 27, 1963 and went on to have three children; Kimberly, Stephanie and Matthew.
After many years of working, he finally retired and went on to enjoy his leisure at his beach home with his wife. Wayne enjoyed spending time with his family and walking on the beach. He also enjoyed working on cars, going thrifting, beachcombing for treasures and was an avid cruiser. In his lifetime, Wayne was a lumberjack, trucker, farmer and auto mechanic. Wayne was a fiercely faithful servant and loved the Lord.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Carol Anne Edwards of Ocean City, MD; daughters, Kimberly Anne Groleau of Aberdeen, MD, and Stephanie Carol Helsel of North East, MD; son, Matthew Wayne Edwards of Lincolnton, NC; grandchildren, Brandon Timothy Martin, Justin Wayne Groleau, Ryan Scott Groleau, Ellery Lauren Edwards, Mallie-Kate Edwards, Kaylee Miller, Austin McMullen and Destiny Trefethen; five great grandchildren; brother, Charlie Lee Edwards of North Carolina; and sister, Louise Farmer also of North Carolina.
In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Clinton Edwards.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2023, 10 AM, at the Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., of Perryville, MD. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, February 17, 2023, 6 PM until 8 PM, at the funeral home. Pastor Jack Younce will officiate. Interment will be in Harford Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, MD.
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